Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
Bates Technical College

Brief Description

Bates Technical College is located in Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma is the third largest city in the State of Washington. It is located right on the Puget Sound a little over 30 miles to the southwest of Seattle. The city's population exceeds just over 198,000 residents. The economy is driven by service occupations including significant numbers involved in local government support. The city offers a significant opportunity to experience the "arts" including several popular museums and the 89-year-old Pantages Theater.

Bates Technical College offers a wide range of two-year associate of technology degrees, certificates of training and certificates of competency. They have articulation agreements with several four year universities and colleges throughout the region. They offer programs in Business and Management, Child Studies and Educator Training. They also have a program designed to assist students in earning their GEDs and ESLs or continue their high school education with a variety of technical related high school courses.

Bates maintains classes at three locations within the city. They have the Downtown Campus, South Campus and the Central/Mohler Campus. The average age for this commuter college is 32-years-old which helps identify one of the school primary target groups, individuals who are looking for training in order to make a significant job change.

The classrooms are designed to emulate businesses or offices that most of the students hope to find themselves working in upon receiving their certificated or degrees. The school works closely with companies within the community to assure they are preparing students to be able to meet the needs of these future employers.

Bates offers many financial aid options as well as Bates Foundation Scholarships ranging from $100-$1,000. Bates Technical College is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities covering all their degrees and certifications.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 14808

Total institution enrollment: 14808

School type: 2-year public

School classification:

Campus Location

Main Address

Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405


(253) 680-7000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 66%

Female undergraduate population: 34%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years

Accounting Technician
Administrative And Secretarial Services
Advertising And Marketing
Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Auto / Automotive Body Repairer
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Barber / Hairstylist
Biological Technology / Technician
Cabinet Maker And Millworker
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Child Care Provider / Assistant
Civil Engineering / Civil Technology Technician
Communication Systems Installer And Repair
Communications Other
Communications Technologies / Technicians
Computer Maintenance Technology / Technician
Computer Programming
Custom Tailor
Data Processing Technology / Technician
Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technician
Diesel Engine Mechanic And Repairer
Electrical / Electronic Engineering Technology
Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installer
Fire Protection Other
Fire Science / Firefighting
Food Products Retailing And Wholesaling
General Retailing Operations
Heating And Refrigeration
Industrial Electronics Installer And Repair
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Information Sciences And Systems
Investments And Securities
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Major Appliance Installer And Repairer
Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Technician
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Medical Transcription
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Sheet Metal Worker
Small Engine Mechanic And Repairer
Transportation And Materials Moving Work
Truck Bus And Other Commercial Vehicle
Vehicle Parts And Accessories Marketing
Welder / Welding Technologist
Welding And Machine Trades